Allyn West

Allyn West is a writer in Houston. You can follow him on Twitter @allynwest.
The ghost bike memorial to Marjorie Corcoran and Sudipta Roy.
Health Care

Achieving Vision Zero in Houston Isn’t Going To Happen One Intersection at a Time

Eliminating the thousands of injuries and deaths that happen on Houston’s streets will require a reckoning that the car-heavy city does not appear ready to make.

Marjorie Corcoran, a professor, was biking to work. Sudipta Roy, studying to be a nurse, had ridden to campus to see her husband. Both were struck and killed, in 2017 and 2018, in the intersection in front of Rice University … Read More

Who’s the idiot? Hollywood/Santa Monica, Dallas “I think it’s almost disrespectful when you build a big, hulking box,” Koush says. “But I’m also not a developer, so I see things differently than they do, and they think it’s probably stupid to build what I did. And they’re like, ‘You’re an idiot.’ And I’m like, ‘You’re an idiot.’”

The Architecture of Gentrification

Exploring the architecture of gentrification.

Baffled City Exploring the architecture of gentrification. Text by Allyn West Photos by Spencer Selvidge March 5, 2020 “Ugly,” Maria Nicanor says, “is a complicated word.” Nicanor moved with her family from Madrid to Houston in 2017 to become the … Read More